2:50 pm - Wed, Apr 23, 2014
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AA twitter

I’ve been asked about twitter a few times this week, so here’s the deal.

The official AA twitter is;

@auto_assembly

and it is run by the head of AA, Simon. This is the one you definitely want to follow, especially if you are coming to AA as we plan to use it for announcements and event times etc.


Mine is;

@BillyAA2014

(So yes, it’s fairly time sensitive lol)
Other than seeing a picture of me holding a giant duck there is no real reason to follow, but you’re more than welcome to and I’ve promised some people I’d share it here. I will try and get more involved at this year’s con. Maybe I’ll use it to insult Dave whilst I’m sat on stage with him. That sounds fun.

A few other staff members have twitter accounts but they are their personal accounts, so I’ll let them decide whether I can promote them here… I dunno why, nothing tweeted is sacred, but it feels like the nice thing to do.

Get involved as much as you like and tag everything. Especially at the con. Maybe we’ll display some tweets or take twitter questions or something. Not quite decided yet.

- Billy

2:33 pm
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aleph-abyssal:

autoassembly:

aleph-abyssal:

autoassembly:

autoassembly:

I’m *thinking* of having a tumblr display at AA. Because in the 30th anniversary of transformers we should be celebrating more than just toys.

ie - You submit things (things suitable for our younger attendees to see!) I stick them up for all to see. Fan art, fan fic,…

Whilst Isa and I do have our own twitter accounts, Simon runs the official AA twitter, so I’d have to ask him.

Fairly good bet it’ll be #AA2014 though, as it’s nice and concise

- Billy

Thanks! I just felt there wasn’t enough LIVE ON TWITTER last year for people who couldn’t go and had to have the ersatz online experience. Also I intend to be a serial pest.

Hmmm Live on Twitter. I like it.

Let me speak to Simon. With us being quite a “hands on” convention it can be difficult to have somebody free to tweet through the day, but I agree it’d be cool. I’ll ask him :)

- Billy

Cool, since I’m coming from the outer continent beyond the shivering sea (AKA Australia) and know nobody, I kind of want to stay occupied without exactly “volunteering” I guess? And I’d love to just tweet what’s going on with pictures, whether it’s official or not. It would be an excuse to talk to people.

Australia? Awesome :)

Simon seems keen to try to offer some additional twitter updates this year, so fingers crossed :)

A few of our staff have twitter accounts and I’ve recently started one too, so we’ll all try to post a bit more and hash tag the life out of things. Join in!

A couple of people have asked so I’ll stick my twitter thing in a new post in a second.

5:28 am - Mon, Apr 21, 2014
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aleph-abyssal:

autoassembly:

autoassembly:

I’m *thinking* of having a tumblr display at AA. Because in the 30th anniversary of transformers we should be celebrating more than just toys.

ie - You submit things (things suitable for our younger attendees to see!) I stick them up for all to see. Fan art, fan fic,…

Whilst Isa and I do have our own twitter accounts, Simon runs the official AA twitter, so I’d have to ask him.

Fairly good bet it’ll be #AA2014 though, as it’s nice and concise

- Billy

Thanks! I just felt there wasn’t enough LIVE ON TWITTER last year for people who couldn’t go and had to have the ersatz online experience. Also I intend to be a serial pest.

Hmmm Live on Twitter. I like it.

Let me speak to Simon. With us being quite a “hands on” convention it can be difficult to have somebody free to tweet through the day, but I agree it’d be cool. I’ll ask him :)

- Billy

4:44 am
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autoassembly:

I’m *thinking* of having a tumblr display at AA. Because in the 30th anniversary of transformers we should be celebrating more than just toys.

ie - You submit things (things suitable for our younger attendees to see!) I stick them up for all to see. Fan art, fan fic,…

Whilst Isa and I do have our own twitter accounts, Simon runs the official AA twitter, so I’d have to ask him.

Fairly good bet it’ll be #AA2014 though, as it’s nice and concise

- Billy

7:32 pm - Fri, Apr 18, 2014
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What do you think of this?

I’m *thinking* of having a tumblr display at AA. Because in the 30th anniversary of transformers we should be celebrating more than just toys.

ie - You submit things (things suitable for our younger attendees to see!) I stick them up for all to see. Fan art, fan fic, whatever. “This is us”

(also considering other sites etc for similar things. I want to show off the community)

Is this a terrible idea? Would anybody want to contribute to that, if I could make it happen?

- Billy

1:47 pm - Sun, Apr 13, 2014
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Tell me something…

Transformers has been doing its thing for three fabulous decades.

What are the three best things you’ve gained from TF?

- Billy

5:35 am - Thu, Apr 10, 2014
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Spam emails

If you get a spam email from AA, please delete it.

You’ll recognise it because it won’t be 400 pages long and filled with convention information.

The email system is separate to the payment system, so don’t worry about that. It’s just annoying and we are speaking with our host to fix it asap.

Many thanks for your understanding

- Billy

7:31 am - Fri, Apr 4, 2014
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Great meeting today with the Hilton - home of Auto Assembly. Lots of awesome new stuff agreed :)

Our new event manager likes Transformers & wants to come to the con even though its on her days off. 

(She left her old job as a wedding planner because she prefers conventions and cosplay). 

Nerd power FTW yo. 

Updates soon… and yes, that includes Swerve’s updates :)

- Billy

Great meeting today with the Hilton - home of Auto Assembly. Lots of awesome new stuff agreed :)

Our new event manager likes Transformers & wants to come to the con even though its on her days off.

(She left her old job as a wedding planner because she prefers conventions and cosplay).

Nerd power FTW yo.

Updates soon… and yes, that includes Swerve’s updates :)

- Billy

4:14 pm - Thu, Apr 3, 2014
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Although the pictures don’t really do them justice, I thought y’all might like to see the refurbished single rooms many of you will be staying in at AA. 

This isn’t an upgrade, it’s the cheapest room. For £53 with free breakfast, these are brilliant value.

Although the pictures don’t really do them justice, I thought y’all might like to see the refurbished single rooms many of you will be staying in at AA.

This isn’t an upgrade, it’s the cheapest room. For £53 with free breakfast, these are brilliant value.

7:06 pm - Tue, Apr 1, 2014
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Panic over

Whilst we were only seconds away from deploying our military arm, the AA diplomats were thankfully able to negotiate a truce with the hitherto hostile Guernsey forces.

Panic over. Everybody is invited again. Be happy :)

- Billy

2:29 am
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Owing to brooding tensions between the people of Brighton and some channel islanders, we are sorry to announce that we shall not be accepting any attendees from Guernsey this year. 

Inhabitants of Jersey are unaffected by the conflict, which has seen the two territories hurling giant blue darts at each other following a plagiarism argument.

One islander, well known for stealing other people’s song titles to head his own work, commented that he felt like a lost light in a world of literary darkness. We reckon he probably nicked that line.

Rumours that Devon has been drawn into the hostilities are as of yet unconfirmed.

Owing to brooding tensions between the people of Brighton and some channel islanders, we are sorry to announce that we shall not be accepting any attendees from Guernsey this year.

Inhabitants of Jersey are unaffected by the conflict, which has seen the two territories hurling giant blue darts at each other following a plagiarism argument.

One islander, well known for stealing other people’s song titles to head his own work, commented that he felt like a lost light in a world of literary darkness. We reckon he probably nicked that line.

Rumours that Devon has been drawn into the hostilities are as of yet unconfirmed.

5:21 pm - Mon, Mar 31, 2014
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It’s that time of year again.  Off to the Hilton for the annual Auto Assembly site visit in a few days. 

We have a new rep this year which means I have to explain who Swerve is again… during a “business meeting”… 

My life, lol

- B

It’s that time of year again. Off to the Hilton for the annual Auto Assembly site visit in a few days.

We have a new rep this year which means I have to explain who Swerve is again… during a “business meeting”…

My life, lol

- B

2:49 am
Q: Hello! Are all the rooms reserved?
Anonymous

Howdy!

Rooms are still available. Our first block sold out, so we had a second block added. In a few days’ time I’ll know whether a third block is needed yet.

Cheers

- Billy

7:28 pm - Thu, Mar 20, 2014
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Volunteers

codenameeternity:

autoassembly:

Who wants to volunteer to do crazy fun difficult rewarding weird things at AA?

Because you should. *nods*

B

Nikki and I said we’re more than happy to help Kat and the other artists set up their rooms for their workshops since both sets forgot last year and we kind of did it anyway XD

This is great but you would need to fill in volunteer forms which means I would own your souls so AAARRGGHHH CONSIDER THE THINGS

(I’m obliged to say that for insurance reasons… Ish)

:)

7:26 pm
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Volunteers

givemeprizes:

autoassembly:

Who wants to volunteer to do crazy fun difficult rewarding weird things at AA?

Because you should. *nods*

B

what are “crazy fun difficult rewarding weird things” though….besides crazy, fun, difficult, rewarding, and weird

Things

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